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Converted Chapel With A Private Heated Pool



Updated: 15-Oct-2016
Converted chapel, private heated pool in Loubes Bernac, Nr.Duras, Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine, France - Ideal Location For The Dordogne River, Wine Tasting And Night Markets

A recently converted chapel set in the heart of a rural French village, but with easy access to main travel routes, including Bergerac (25 mins) and Bordeaux (1hr 15 mins) airports. The property features three bedrooms, an open-plan living space and a private heated pool. The original chapel provides the main, double-height lounge area, opening into the new lounge/dining area. The dining area features 5m bi-fold doors which open onto a terrace and 9x4m private heated swimming pool. For ease of access, one double bedroom (with en-suite shower room) is situated on the ground floor, making it ideal for people that find it difficult to negotiate steps. A cast iron spiral staircase leads from the lounge to the first floor onto a large landing area, leading to a double bedroom, twin bedroom (en-suite bathroom) and shower room. A balcony which overlooks the pool is accessible from the bedrooms. The village has a shop which is ideal for food and essential items, plus fresh daily bread and croissants! A bar and restaurant is scheduled to open in June 2015.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Having studied at Sheffield University and had engineering and I.T. companies in the UK, a gradual transition into property development led to the purchase of the ruined chapel in Loubes Bernac in 2011. With only one wall and a swimming pool to start with, the renovation took three years to complete and now provides an ideal holiday location.

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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

PLazac near Montignac

Total tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Coming from rural Wiltshire we are used to quiet, but this holiday situation was perfect for its peaceful outlook on the edge of a small village but with the advantage of a small and handy shop and sweet restaurant. In the middle weekend of our stay the village fete took place which allowed for great fun and much people watching, it included a gargantuan French traditional meal with wine in the village square for about 300 people and some fairly interesting lawn mower racing the following day. The house is beautiful with Matisse inspired stain glass windows coupled with fresh and modern accommodation, a lovely kitchen to cook in and a perfect eating space inside and outside. The pool was lovely as was the comfortable seating around and we were able to read and relax and sightsee and shop in this gorgeous part of France. I would wholeheartedly recommend La Chapelle, all details for a perfect stay had been covered and it was blissful. Thanks James

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant Holiday Destination

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully converted building with all modern conveniences and a great atmosphere. Local area very attractive and peaceful, small shop close by for essential supplies with large supermarket at Ste Foy le Grande. All in all a great holiday so we have booked again for next year!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at La Chapelle was fabulous, we had the most restful and relaxing break with our 2 children! The renovation has been completed to the very highest standard and it was a very comfortable place to stay with everything catered for. The location was good with the most glorious countryside and vineyards. Communications with the owner were very efficient. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Steve and Vicky et al. See you next year! Best regards, James.
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The perfect sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

It was an absolute pleasure to have stayed at La Chapelle on holiday. It is an outstanding holiday home, in a peaceful and idyllic setting. The owner had thought of and provided everything we could have possibly needed to ensure that our stay was a really relaxing experience. We have returned home with some lovely memories of La Chapelle that is, undoubtedly, the perfect sanctuary. Thank you so much.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fab amazing place

  • 5 of 5

La chapelle is a amazing place to stay, the accommodation is finished to such a high standard with everything you could need for a relaxing and fun holiday. Family of 6 of us stayed and had a brilliant time. James and Emma where really helpful and clearly take a lot of pride in this wonderful place. We would happily stay again and recommend to friends. The small village is also great with a very well stocked local shop where you can get fresh bread everyday. The location is also great for the airport and vineyards which we frequented often!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Set in the north of the Lot-et-Garonne, I'd previously had properties in the Dordogne area, but wanted to venture further south for a mildly better climate and different surroundings. I found the ruined chapel on an internet site and decided it was the perfect project. Three years later it has been transformed into a lovely property in the heart of a quiet French village and makes a convenient and unique holiday location.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 26 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Loubes Bernac at 50 Metres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 600 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Vigier at 9.5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Ste Foy La Grande at 16 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A89 at 35 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Loubes Bernac at 50 Metres Nearest Ski : Andorra at 391 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Arcachon at 165 Kilometres Car: necessary


The nearest beach to the property is at Arcachon which is 2hrs drive away. Ten minutes from Arcachon is the Dune de Pyla, the highest sand dune in Europe and well worth a visit. The coastal town of Biarritz is 3hrs SW by car.


The chapel is situated 25 mins from Bergerac airport (Flybe/Ryanair) and 1hr 15mins from Bordeaux airport (Easyjet/BA). If driving from Calais, it is 8hrs 30mins, or from Caen it is 6hrs 30mins. The TGV high-speed train passes through Libourne with a connection to St Foy le Grande, 10 km from the property.


The chapel is situated in the heart of the village of Loubes Bernac. The town of Duras is 9km south and Bergerac is 20km north east. The Dordogne river is just 10km away at St Foy le Grande and provides an ideal location for water activities such as canoeing. The famous wine producing town of St Emilion is 50km west of the chapel.

Further Details:

The village has a shop that provides foodstuffs and essential items, including fresh bread and croissants, 7 days a week. There is also a Post Office and a hairdresser.

A bar/restaurant is a 30 second walk form the chapel, with lunchtime and evening menus available. They also have a delicatessen, so food is available to purchase over the counter..

Approximately 1.5kms away is the internationally famous Buddhist meditation centre, Plum Village. The chapel would be an ideal location for anyone attending a course at the Village.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Oct 2016
15 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May Bank Holiday 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 2017
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Bank Holiday 2017
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early June 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid June 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
To enquire about a booking, please contact us for availability. A 25% deposit is required to confirm a booking, with the balance of your booking payable six weeks before the start of your holiday. A refundable breakages/damages deposit of £200 is payable when paying the balance.

Changeover Day:
The preferred changeover day is Saturday, with arrivals after 4pm and departures before 10am. Changeover days may be flexible out of high season.
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From the Owner

A converted chapel with hand made stain glass windows based on Matisse drawings. A unique open plan space downstairs with 5.2 meter patio doors opening out onto a patio area with a heated pool. Set in a quiet French village with a shop which is open seven days a week and an excellent restaurant. Conveniently located near to Bergerac Airport and one hour from Bordeaux.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 186 m²


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor double bedroom with en-suite toilet/basin/shower. First floor twin bedroom with en-suite toilet/twin basin/bath/shower over. First floor toilet/basin/shower.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 double bedrooms, 1 twin) Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor double bedroom. First floor double bedroom leading onto sheltered roof balcony. First floor twin bedroom leading onto sheltered roof balcony.


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: The outside features a 9x4m private heated swimming pool surrounded by a patio area with a charcoal BBQ. Sun loungers are supplied as well as outside dining furniture. A raised 3x4m decked section in the corner of the patio provides a seating are to catch the evening summer sun. The area immediately outside the bi-fold doors is sheltered from the sun by the overhead roofed balcony and is adjacent to the pool, providing a shaded viewing area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Clean towels and linen are included for all guests. Pool towels are also included. Other: The lounge opens into the kitchen dining area (10x4.5m) which opens via the 5m bi-fold doors onto the pool/terrace area. The wide bi-fold doors when open bring the outside in, especially as the same stone floor tiles are used inside and out.

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